Published: Oct. 28, 2021 By , ,

Members of the campus’s Office of Human Resources present at the CUPA-HR annual conference. This October, four members of the campus’s Office of Human Resources presented at the National Colleges and Universities Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) annual conference.

CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the United States and abroad. The trade association monitors trends, explores emerging workforce issues, conducts research, and promotes strategic discussions among colleges and universities.

At the annual conference, HR professionals from colleges and universities across the country gather each year to share best practices in human resources.

Monica Carroll, principal recruiter; Teresa Hernandez, diversity, equity, and inclusion recruitment program manager; Casey Kipple, principal recruiter; and David Pacheco, EEOC/Affirmative Action officer, presented “Incorporating DEI Practices Into Faculty and Staff Hiring: A Case Study” to conference attendees.

The presentation shared insights about how CU Boulder’s Office of Human Resources prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as part of its search process.

Some of the insights shared during the presentation included the methods of gaining buy-in from campus leadership and hiring managers across campus, ways to implement DEI in a meaningful and compliant way throughout the hiring process, how to use data to inform approaches to advancing DEI strategies, and how to scale CU Boulder’s inclusive hiring strategies to work for any organization.